DV trifle will have its adherents, but "Letter" wears out its digital welcome pretty quickly. Consumer-grade pic consists almost entirely of text messaging, and there's little invention in that text…
Paul J. da Silva, graduate student in screenwriting at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, has won first prize in the Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards for his screenplay "Deep South."
Ron Underwood will direct psychological thriller "Gravity" for Remstar Prods. Lensing is scheduled to begin early next year in Canada.
Hollywood could use more gestures of showmanship such as Monday night's preem for "The Matrix Revolutions" at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Eschewing the klieg-lit movie palace and the standard red carpet treatment, studios are increasingly drawn to alternative screening venues to set themselves apart from the pack.
Emile Gladstone and Paul Alan Smith have been promoted to co-heads of the feature department at the Broder-Webb-Chervin-Silbermann Agency.
When Jack Valenti announced the (since-amended) ban on Oscar screeners late last month, he said the problem of seeing award contenders would be offset by Motion Picture Assn. of America studio…
United Talent Agency's Howard Cohen, who has led UTA's independent film activity since 1996, will team with producer Eric d'Arbeloff ("Lovely & Amazing") to launch an acquisition-driven U.S…
Ask an indie executive if they think their picture has a shot at an Academy Award nomination, not to mention Golden Globe recognition, and you will often get an uneasy and humble response.
A few years ago, the idea seemed absurd: Academy Awards being given to a gladiator pic, a kung-fu movie or a musical set in a women's prison.
The studios, the MPAA and the rest of the filmmaking community might have reached a compromise solution to the screener ban, but the hubbub associated with piracy will continue well beyond this…